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Bindweed

I have a very long (30m), narrow garden.  The soil is very poor, sandy and stony.  I have been battling bindweed for 40 years.  I have tried poisoning it, digging it up, smothering it with black plastic, but the minute I turn my back up it comes!  I should like to turn half the garden into a wild flower meadow, but fear the bindweed will come up through any wild flowers I grow.  How can I get rid of it?

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    Hi johnmcowin.
    I think you may have answered your own question when you say you have been battling it for 40 years. It's like horsetail and ground elder. It will outlast us all.
    Here is the RHS take on the wretched weed. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=241
    I wish you success.

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